In middle school, my gym teachers forced the class to try Tae-Bo one rainy day. I hated it. I mean, truthfully, is there anything worse than working out in front of your peers when you’re pubescent?
Life came full circle when I slapped Billy’s Bootcamp in my DVD player this morning. I am still not a fan.
I worked through half of the DVD before turning it off. Life’s too short to hate your workouts. I did fast-forward through the rest of the DVD to see if I thought it got any better.
Good calorie burner. Only 25 minutes into the 55 minute workout I had burned 250 calories.
Cardio and resistance training combined.
Modifications were offered for those who don’t own a resistance band.
Throwback to the ‘90s.
Didn’t like Billy Blanks’ teaching/motivation style.
The counting during every single exercise and set got old. Fast.
No real music going in the background.
It’s hard—not for beginners. I thought it was pretty tough and I consider myself in good shape.
I might pop it in again someday in the future and do the modified (no resistance band) moves, but I don’t love the DVD. There were 3-4 sets of each arm move with the resistance band and I couldn’t do them with good form after 2 sets. I noticed this was the case for many of the exercisers on the video, too. You shouldn’t have to grimace to get through a workout.
I enjoyed a cup of coffee in my favorite mug this morning.
Along with a toasted English muffin with ooey-gooey peanut butter and blueberry jam.
It’s been almost a month since I had peanut butter last and it tasted so good. Welcome back, PB.
I’m going to go for a walk this afternoon to get in some cardio. My hamstrings are sore after yoga yesterday, so some light activity would do my body good.
Have you ever shut off a workout DVD mid-exercise because you hated it? This might be a first for me?